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Tex Heart Inst J. 2012;39(4):582-4.

Minimally invasive retrieval of patent foramen ovale closure device after device migration to the descending aorta.

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  • 1Division of Cardiology, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital, Pontiac, Michigan 48341, USA. drasbasoor@hotmail.com

Abstract

Percutaneous treatment of patent foramen ovale with a septal closure device has become a common procedure, but it is associated with various complications. Migration of the device is uncommon, and migration through the aortic valve into the aorta is rare. Managing the migration of a patent foramen ovale occluder can be challenging; it usually requires surgical retrieval of the foreign body. We report a rare case in which a patient experienced migration of a large patent foramen ovale closure device to the descending aorta. Rarer still was its successful percutaneous management.

KEYWORDS:

Device removal; foramen ovale, patent; foreign-body migration/therapy; heart catheterization/adverse effects; heart septal defects, atrial/complications/therapy; prosthesis failure; septal closure device

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22949785
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PMCID:
PMC3423282
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